RV friendly FANG companies?

Dec 26, 2018 46 Comments

28 with around $180k net worth. Tired of incremental improvements in salary. Seriously considering moving out West and getting a FANG job and living 2-3 years out of a truck/RV so as to attain financial independence as fast as possible. Question for you — which campuses are RV friendly? I hear some people do it at Google in Mountain View, but what about other FANG companies like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple?

TC $130k

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TOP 46 Comments
  • Amazon / Eng Bobi
    Man you 28, go out, have some fun. Get a nice flat to invite girls in. Too early to think of financial independence.
    Dec 27, 2018 7
    • Amazon Strike
      Must be having bad sex. Life isn’t about $$
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng ayyyyy
      Need that flat to set up your Continuous Dick Deployment pipeline.
      Jan 1, 2019
  • Apple / Other holiday!!
    Just live off parking around campus who cares
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 4’6 Indian
    You can leave your car in msft parking for long periods of time. Not sure an RV would fit in most of the garages or underground.

    I’d totally do this if I didn’t have dogs
    Dec 27, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Product
    fc2lmtYuk

    Amazon Product

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    FCB Global
    BIO
    Not so proud Product Manager in Last Mile tech
    fc2lmtYukmore
    RV is not good option imho. I worked for few in past. Get a 2 bed n rent out the other bedrm.
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • Capital One / Design ETF189
      OP
      Why is the RV not a good option? I’m curious
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Amazon Strike
      Parking, Waste disposal, fresh water.lots of things. What you save in money, you waste in time and hassle.
      Dec 27, 2018
  • New / Eng IcanC#
    Following
    Dec 27, 2018 7
    • Microsoft / Eng 8!gT!m3
      Fake fake fake. I live on the fake points. That’s how I’m continuing my journey to financial independence
      Dec 27, 2018
    • A10 Networks / R&D
      fropser

      A10 Networks R&D

      BIO
      Needly doing the kindful by living life today morning for the same with no revert backs.
      fropsermore
      Thanks for all the points guise! So glad I can now go buy a loaf of bread with them, it's been a slow harvest this month.
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Microsoft Shaqq
    Lol. Life is short. Don't optimize on the wrong things
    Dec 27, 2018 5
    • Capital One / Design ETF189
      OP
      Agreed $750k is not much, but where I’m from (not-US) where cost of living is low, and quality of life is high with gov subsidies for everything it’ll work good enough imo
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 4’6 Indian
      1M is enough for FI in low COL us even
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
    Agree with others. Get offers first. It's a huge effort involving multiple months of studying. Personality plays a factor also in FAANG interviews, some people are defensive or have poor mannerisms.

    Why do you believe you will reach 1 million net worth in 2-3 years. You would probably get hired as junior so 200k is most likely , after tax and benefits its more like 120k post tax. You have 180k now. Getting up to 300k takes grind through promotion.

    Assuming you are saving for a mill we are looking at 7 years assuming you dont spend money on anything.

    Its 1M enough? Assume you live to 90. That's 16k a year to live on.

    If you ask me, get a FAANG offer in Austin, work till you pay off your house (or house hack), and invest like a madman. 15-20 years sounds like a more reasonable timeline where you are not living on top ramen.

    Or here's another option. Work hard play hard. Grind your way up the corporate ladder. Get showered in rsus. Spend your money and invest. This is how I live. Nice house nice cars, 1.2m net worth to date and growing.
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • Capital One / Design ETF189
      OP
      Thanks for the thorough answer. You gave me a lot to think about! Why do you think Austin is a good place to shoot for as opposed to California or Washington? Housing prices?
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng IAmJob
      Yes only because housing prices.
      Dec 27, 2018
  • PayPal yutedvjddx
    Bro, first get a FANG job..these things are trivial
    Dec 27, 2018 3
    • Microsoft / Eng 4’6 Indian
      I recommend doing some burner practice interviews this way, but then line up all your fangs sequentially in the same week. It’s a long week but you’ll be an unstoppable offer generating machine by the end of the week. This is how I got 4 offers in one week.
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 4’6 Indian
      You absolutely need competing offers for leverage
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Google euBx84
    I'm 23, have net worth of 130k plus earn 210k/year in TC. I would recommend you get a FAANG job/other super high paying job, live it up while you're young. The net worth will come quickly. I spend a lot, but still save ~100k/year(including 401k, etc.).
    Dec 27, 2018 1
    • Capital One / Design ETF189
      OP
      Wow you’re killing it man! Continue the hard work. Hope I make it there soon. Feel like I’m wasting time not racking in that high TC young when there’s still time for compounding
      Dec 27, 2018
  • Microsoft / Product
    Brazuka

    Microsoft Product

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    Bain & Company
    Brazukamore
    Jesus, I'm a super cheap guy but this is just depressing. Any FANG job can let you live decently while still saving money. Didn't you say your net worth is 180k? If this doesnt come from hand outs from your parents you're doing ok.
    Dec 27, 2018 2
    • Capital One / Design ETF189
      OP
      Thank you & you’re right! I’m proud of what I’ve achieved so far, but there’s always room for improvement — plus who wants to live only decently anymore ;)
      Dec 27, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Keep it up. If you really want to move West, as long as you have landed a job you can easily pay for a studio/small 1bd.
      Dec 27, 2018

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